A Nepali mountain climber and previous British Marine has ascended the world’s tallest 14 tops in a half year – beating a prior record of just about eight years.

Nirmal Purja arrived at the highest point of his fourteenth mountain, Shishapangma in China, on Tuesday morning.

Purja, 36, joined the British Army in 2003 and turned into a Royal Marine in 2009.

His ascending vocation started when he strolled to Everest base camp in 2012 and, rather than returning as arranged, chose to ascend the whole mountain.

He was at that point the holder of various records – including the quickest “twofold header” of two mountains higher than 8,000 meters – and was granted the MBE, a non military personnel respect, by the Queen in 2018.

Nepalese officers have served in the British Army – explicitly the Brigade of Gurkhas – for over 200 years.

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At 8:58 hrs nearby time, Nims and his group arrived at the summit of Shisha Pangma. Colleagues incorporates: Mingma David Sherpa, Galjen Sherpa and Gesman Tamang.#BremontProjectPossible

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There are 14 mountains on the planet higher than 8,000m, and the past record for ascending them all was just shy of eight years.

Purja’s own site says the past record holder was Polish climber Jerzy Kukuczka, who completed the test in 1987 out of 7 years, 11 months and 14 days.

Be that as it may, an article on the British Mountaineering Council’s site says the record holder was in certainty the South Korean Kim Chang-ho, with a period of seven years, 10 months and six days.


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